Fellowship Official Profiles
Meet our Fellowship Officials!
2020 Fellowship Officials
Mr. Lhab Tshering (Bhutan)
Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
"The Fellowship Program provides a platform for junior government officials from member countries to learn about emerging issues in the forestry sector and also build individual capacity to contribute to achieving a common goal. Moreover, the exposure to an international working environment will definitely help broaden my understanding of forest-related issues. During my stay in AFoCO, I hope to contribute to achieving the vision of AFoCO in an individual capacity."
Mr. Nguyen Duy Vuong (Viet Nam)
International Cooperation Division, Vietnam National University of Forestry
"I will try to learn and contribute my best to AFoCO. I want to learn how to implement a project successfully of an international organization, as well as how to cooperate with member countries and other organizations around the world to work together to create more value. I want to encourage everyone who is interested in creating a better world to develop programs and projects on sustainable forest management and environmental protection."
Mr. Vireak Chhorn (Cambodia)
Forestry Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
"I believe the AFoCO Fellowship Program will comprehensively sharpen my professional skill and career, particularly, related to international cooperation in forestry and climate change. I will contribute my skills and abilities to the AFoCO’s objectives and do my very best to support the AFoCO Secretariat to achieve fruitful accomplishments. Year of 2020 will be recorded as my career milestone, and I hope AFoCO will be successful in achieving its goals and objectives."
2019 Fellowship Officials
Ms. Kemly Ouch (Cambodia)
Forestry Administration, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
"This intensive program has greatly improved my networking and project facilitation skills, and also leveraged my technical knowledge and experiences. I anticipate that the fellowship official will continue to play a vital role in maintaining the strong ties between AFoCO and Cambodia and help support the development of future initiatives. I will strive my best providing maximum support to promote and strengthen partnerships among countries in the region."
Ms. Kinley Dem (Bhutan)
Department of Forests & Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
"AFoCO aims to strengthen regional cooperation and works towards preventing and reducing deforestation and degradation and hence, addressing the impacts of climate change. This fellowship provides me an opportunity to learn and share the best practices and strategies adopted in the member countries to adapt and mitigate climate change. I further hope to work and contribute to helping AFoCO achieve its goals and objectives during my stay in AFoCO."
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Huu (Viet Nam)
Viet Nam Administration of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
"Fellowship Officials played essential roles to facilitate upcoming projects and events and assisted in communicating with member coutnries. AFoCO gave us plenty of opportunities to participate in forums, workshops, programs, and other activities which are practical and useful for gaining more knowledge, experiences, communication skills, and creating new chances to strengthen and extend the relationships with other experts and organizations."
Mr. Thet Myat Yadanar Aye (Myanmar)
Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
"I believe that I have a great opportunity to learn about good organizational management practices and how AFoCO operates and contributes to the forestry sector through diverse activities and projects. After the Program, I will share my knowledge and apply them in my work. As the saying goes, 'learning is a never-ending process,' I will do my best as to develop my capacity and strengthen cooperation with my organization and country."
2016 Fellowship Officials
Ms. Leyminida Maranon , Forest Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)
Mr. Philaxay Manilack , Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Lao PDR)
Mr. Kimsrim Seab , Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Cambodia)
2015 Fellowship Officials
Mr. Le Van Cuong , Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Viet Nam)
Mr. Montri Intasen , Royal Forest Department (Thailand)
Mr. Mohd Jinis Abdullah , Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Malaysia)
Ms. Galih Kartika Sari , Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Indonesia)